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Vine Hill One-Room School - Wheelerville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 48.250 W 093° 36.365
15S E 445934 N 4073319
Quick Description: A former one-room school and country church now used as a community center in rural Barry County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2014 9:48:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMMZ3V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Not much can be found about this school and church from a web search, except the usual 100+ hits from "home town finder" types of sites that acknowledge its existence from topographic maps. However, it is referred to in a rootsweb page as the Vine Hill School, also known as Horn[e]y Buck School, and Vine Hill Church. The photos of the school in the web page are from an earlier wood-sided building.

According to the painted sign above the door, the current native-stone-sided building was built in 1939 by the WPA. Etched in blocks above the door is: SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 30. It is not known when it was last used as either a school (probably until the consolidations of the 1950s) or as a country church.

As with most such multi-purpose buildings of the day, the building was probably used as a school 5 days a week, as a community building on Saturday (which it still is), and as a "union" church on Sunday; the latter being a type of church that is interdenominational, with pastors of different denominations preaching in a round-robin schedule.

There is part of the old hand-operated pump still mounted over the old well, and there are both a his and hers privies in good repair (fortunately - 'nuff said).
Original or Re-creation?: Original

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

State Hwy PP
Wheelerville, MO USA

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

Year the school first opened.: Not listed

Year the school closed.: Not listed

Web Address (if available): Not listed

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